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For what it's worth, I love the feeling of opening Twitter and realizing something big has happened, but it's not clear just what that is. This past weekend for example, I thought "Hmm. Beyoncé's done something, and Red Lobster's done something… [more]
favorited 26 times, recently by trillian, burgerrr, joseph conrad is fully awesome, Spathe Cadet, dogwalker, like_neon, Mondegreen, Hey Dean Yeager!, Metro Gnome, migurski, thetarium, threetwentytwo, threeants, Mike Smith, olinerd, litlnemo, Metroid Baby, mountmccabe, iamkimiam, TwoWordReview, rifflesby, Potomac Avenue, GhostintheMachine, Fizz, bleep, Kitteh
MeFi comment - 9 minutes ago

Turns out that it's actually a Facebook video (!) embedded on their web page. Heh. That explains it -- FB is blocked at work. I found it embedded here and that worked just fine, in case anyone else has similar problems. I love the OK… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by rifflesby
MeFi comment - 2 ¼ hours ago

Did you try shouting that you are a Natural Born Person who has Freedom To Scroll The Feed and that you Reject This Unjust Maritime Feed?? That usually works. I can sell you a Gold Fringed case for your phone if you need one. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by bakerina, threetwentytwo, AaronRaphael, sperose, TheWhiteSkull
MeFi comment - 2 ½ hours ago

in which characters are slowly driven to complete exasperation in the face of relatively minor annoyances If you'll allow a TV series, this is basically the pitch line for Mr Bean. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by thetarium, culfinglin, witchen
Ask MeFi comment - Almost 3 hours ago

If you buy a monitor with the hope of re-selling it, I'd just plan to bring it back to NY with you to sell at your leisure, rather than trying to arrange and consummate a CL or Ebay deal while travelling. The airline may fuck it up, but at that point… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by chiefthe
Ask MeFi comment - 4 ¼ hours ago

I was about to link to the same source as Andrhia, using the same logic. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by heathrowga, Andrhia
Ask MeFi comment - 4 ¼ hours ago

it was the "flight attendants" who were obviously trained professional dancers who were the real revelation Oh wow, interesting bit from the "Making-Of":Tatyana Martynova and Anastasia Burdina, our S7 air hostesses,… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by of strange foe, OnceUponATime, LobsterMitten, AlonzoMosleyFBI, Joey Michaels, amanda, milov, INFJ
MeFi comment - 4 ¾ hours ago

Is the gender selector really a slider? That's delightful. [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by rabbitrabbit, GenericUser, polychora, latkes, tobascodagama, nebulawindphone, Betelgeuse, witchen, colie
MeFi comment - Almost 5 hours ago

There have been many MeTa threads where the mods did not comment early in the thread and were criticized for their lack of involvement. [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by andrewesque, EndsOfInvention, suedehead, zabuni, easily confused, smoke, Proofs and Refutations, FireFountain, shelleycat, liquorice, hapax_legomenon, Andrhia, flatluigi
MetaTalk comment - Almost 5 hours ago

I'd love to see a show that was nothing but great musical artists trading covers of each other's songs back and forth. Hell's yes. If that lip sync battle show can be a success, why not this? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Mooseli
MeFi comment - 5 ½ hours ago

Um, I think if you look at the previous post you will see that gravity is just a myth. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by wanderingmind, cooker girl, bondcliff
MeFi comment - 5 ½ hours ago

It's awesomely satiating and takes 45 seconds to compile. This might be the worst sentence ever written about food that does not include the word "moist". [more]
favorited 25 times, recently by burgerrr, hototogisu, pinsomniac, Beti, tyrantkitty, Space Kitty, thetarium, glitter, rachaelfaith, dialetheia, rabbitrabbit, angrycat, bizzyb, The Larch, Mayor West, naoko, palmcorder_yajna, mikewebkist, Rosie M. Banks, prize bull octorok, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, aramaic, Jody Tresidder, skycrashesdown, Mchelly
MeFi comment - 7 hours ago

I thought I felt something weird around the middle of September. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Space Kitty, Spathe Cadet, zeoslap, stinkfoot
MeFi comment - 7 hours ago

To clarify: Right now, the algorithm is opt-in. At some unspecified point in the future, it will become opt-out. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by dogwalker, Ray Walston, Luck Dragon, tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 9 hours ago

Finding a certain kind of meal-replacement-type smoothie that my daughter liked enough to have every morning has made all the difference in the world. Removes the stress of having to choose something she likes, removes the time required to sit down… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ignignokt
Ask MeFi comment - 9 hours ago

I'm getting the impression that somehow, (1) talking about MetaFilter and (2) deciding to communicate about that back to MetaFilter or MetaFilter mods is somehow "shitty". I think that, like almost anything, there are ways to do… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by malocchio, stoneweaver, smoke, DingoMutt
MetaTalk comment - 11 hours ago

you probably missed the pop up that turned off settings a few weeks ago [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by brundlefly, flatluigi, sebastienbailard
MeFi comment - 19 hours ago

I mean the only piece of clothing she mentions positively is a jacket that only goes with a fictional pair of ludicrous-sounding pants. This article is not good. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by equestrian, memewit, Slap*Happy, tel3path
MeFi comment - 20 hours ago

Colonial Williamsburg died from an accident. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Rev. Syung Myung Me, MCMikeNamara
MeFi comment - 22 hours ago

Perhaps we could talk to the folks at Twitter about creating some sort of algorithm for determining ideal post length? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by klangklangston
MetaTalk comment - Yesterday

I guess as an Amazing Race watcher, I'm used to recording the show I want to watch AND the show that airs after it during football season.* I thought this episode was fine, which goes along with like 85% of X-Files episodes, to be honest… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by blueberry
FanFare comment - Yesterday

Re-reading the email from his daughter, there are some other spelling and grammar quirks in there, so maybe it is just her idiosyncratic way of writing Frances Alfred Basil Tomlin. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by yesster
MeFi comment - Yesterday

Please check out the Kickstarter for my spoken word album Before My Son Rohan Wakes. [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by leotrotsky, Beti, joseph conrad is fully awesome, lattiboy, thetarium, threetwentytwo, quadrilaterals, strangely stunted trees, prize bull octorok, davemee, sonmi, Greg_Ace, kimberussell, witchen
MeFi comment - Yesterday

I would say that if it is something you find online that sparks your interest (let's say it's a longread about birth control in video games instead of a book chapter), just go ahead and post that thing. A single link to a fascinating thing on the Web… [more]
favorited 20 times, recently by lollymccatburglar, tobascodagama, Chipmazing, mynameisluka
MetaTalk comment - Yesterday

How has no one mentioned Ginuwine? [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by josher71
Ask MeFi comment - Yesterday

Oh man, that look on Leigh's face where she quickly swivels to look at presumably Quentin, is so genuine it's painful. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by threetwentytwo, Spatch, methinks, merelyglib, mosk
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Just to give you a little perspective, that's high for American health insurance. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by dott8080, AlexiaSky, missmagenta
Ask MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Trust me, I'm a gunslinger. He speaks true, I set my watch and warrant on it. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by LizBoBiz, dogheart
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Maybe not a movie, but I think The Dark Tower could make a hell of a TV show, if taken up by the right production company. For a long time I've wanted 4 movies and 3 TV series (6-8 one hour episodes each) Movie 1: The Gunslinger (tells… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by LizBoBiz
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

This is what ASMR is in the darkest timeline, isn't it? [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by kassila, Bugbread
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

There was the time they welcomed a bunch of 4th Graders to the State House who had drafted a bill to name the Red Tail Hawk the Official State Raptor. NH Representatives brought Planned Parenthood into the debate and killed the bill in front of the… [more]
favorited 38 times, recently by thetarium, rtha, artychoke, donnagirl, lalochezia, keli, ignignokt, krinklyfig, Proofs and Refutations, maxwelton, gregglind, litleozy, mmoncur, zinful, zipadee, en forme de poire, JoeXIII007, mudpuppie, lizzicide, edheil, Joey Michaels, Hactar, mrbigmuscles, happyroach, symbioid, wenestvedt, TedW, Pope Guilty, howfar, GenjiandProust
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

But the Welsh Rugby Union has defended the song by comparing its subject matter to Shakespearean tragedies like Romeo and Juliet. “Within rugby, Delilah has gained prominence through its musicality rather than because of its lyrics,” a spokesman… [more]
favorited 10 times, recently by Lexica, gingerest, dialetheia, thetarium, Mr. Bad Example, DingoMutt, Pendragon, duffell, Pope Guilty, tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Obi-Wan Direction The Jango Brothers [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by wenestvedt
FanFare comment - 6 days ago

King only asked for one dollar to give him the rights Stephen King's Dollar Babies [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by low_horrible_immoral, gingerest, bitteschoen, wyndham
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

If ever there were a thread that should ...ahem...accidentally be left open, it's this one. It's the only way to keep his spirit alive. FanFare threads never close. We could move the party over to Labyrinth. How has The… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by echolalia67, kryptondog
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

2030: Goebbels and Dolls [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Here are 10 accessible albums that I think will give you a lot of what you are looking for. Grandmaster Flash, The Message Kurtis Blow, Kurtis Blow Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet KRS-One, I Got… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

When someone posts a Call for Papers in, say, an academic listserv, they are not lazily ordering other people to do research for them, nor are they indicating any fear of writing a paper themselves, nor are they indicating an inability to… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 8 days ago

I was being sarcastic. [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 days ago

The trick here is to eventually train yourself that any time you are transitioning from one place to another you are taking stock of all of your belongings. This is exactly right, both in the technique (take inventory at all transitions)… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 8 days ago

The whole plonks down into the ocean and sits there floating waiting for retrieval pirates. [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 days ago

With due respect, could we stop trying to frame this as having anything to do with being afraid to post, or posting being "scary"? It is really rubbing me the wrong way. Fair enough. I certainly didn't mean to do that. My… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 8 days ago

Deep Space Industries (DSI), a Californian asteroid mining firm, Sometimes I love living in the future. [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 days ago

your continent-sized techno-Shoggoth might present some insurmountable engineering difficulties Best episode of Shark Tank ever. [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 days ago

I knew that was who it was you were thinking of but I didn't know her name! I did the same thing as St. Hubbins, and when I saw While You Were Out, I was sure that that was the show, but when I went to the While You Were… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 9 days ago

But at what time can I watch these superb owls? [more]
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MeFi comment - 9 days ago

I realize this could theoretically be the wrong side of a hall with 10,000 people in it, but this beautifully sums up Kasich in a nutshell. Especially since at first glance I thought that was a sniper rifle or something in between the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 9 days ago

After a few moments of silence, Bush emits a hideous screech, and his body splits down the middle. Out of the human wreckage steps a quivering figure which, although covered in offal, is instantly recognizable as Ronald Reagan. The crowd goes… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 10 days ago

EmpressCallipygos: What exactly is the prize for the Karl Rove award? Karl Rove. [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 10 days ago

USERNAME — Rock Steady IOWA DEM — Clinton IOWA GOP — Cruz NH DEM — Sanders NH GOP — Trump SUPER TUESDAY DEM — Clinton SUPER TUESDAY GOP — Rubio DEM NOMINEE — Clinton GOP NOMINEE — Rubio FINAL WINNER — Clinton HOUSE… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 10 days ago

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